Wardrobe Question

  1. I was just wondering what your hospitals policy on your scubs is like. Do they give you scrubs that you have to change into at work, can you wear your own in from home, etc? Where I work right now, they are in the process of coming up with a uniform for us. Currently, we can pretty much wear whatever, we can get scrubs at the hospital or wear our own. I used to wear my own, cute print tops and matching pants, but I've gotten lazy and tend to wear the OR green ones we get at work (Which I get out of the machine, take home and wash before wearing because when they come out they tend to be wrinkled and kind of smell funny). There is rumor of white pants and a collared (golf type) shirt. Anyone have a uniform like that? Opinions on this?
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  3. by   MegNeoNurse
    My nursing school uniform is white pants with a blue polo shirt, and it's actually quite comfy! Anyway, the organization I work for (has 6 hospitals in the area) is going to color-coded scrubs for each professional title (e.g. RNs wear navy blue, CNAs wear maroon, RT wears black.) The policy is not 100% implemented system wide until July of 2007 (it was announced in October, that way everyone has enough time to purchase new scrubs.) Of course everyone is throwing a big stink about it because we love the cute prints and especially the holidy prints! With as much hell as everyone is raising about it, I must say I kind of like the idea. I am doing my nursing clinicals at one of the hospitals that is part of the organization, the hospital is brand new, and they have had the scrub policy in effect since they opened. I like that I can recognize who is who and what they do by their scrub color. Maybe it's just because I'm a confused nursing student though. Good luck with the change, and IMO polo shirts are not the best for a reg shift, as you will prob have to have them tucked in (I can't stand it!)

    Hope this helps!
  4. by   Gompers
    Quote from preemieRNkate
    I was just wondering what your hospitals policy on your scubs is like. Do they give you scrubs that you have to change into at work, can you wear your own in from home, etc? Where I work right now, they are in the process of coming up with a uniform for us. Currently, we can pretty much wear whatever, we can get scrubs at the hospital or wear our own. I used to wear my own, cute print tops and matching pants, but I've gotten lazy and tend to wear the OR green ones we get at work (Which I get out of the machine, take home and wash before wearing because when they come out they tend to be wrinkled and kind of smell funny). There is rumor of white pants and a collared (golf type) shirt. Anyone have a uniform like that? Opinions on this?
    We have to wear the hospital-provided surgical scrubs most of the time. We don't get them from a machine - they are sent up on linen carts each night and placed in our locker rooms. We do this because we regularly go down to the OR to take/pick up babies and also to the OB unit for high risk deliveries. (All of OB wears surgical scrubs in case they have to run to the OR for a section.) We like it because we never have to worry about having clean scrubs each day (or halfway through your shift when you get peed on by a little boy!) and we don't have to carry the germs home with us either. They are definitely not figure-friendly or cute, but we deal with it just fine. We can wear whatever cute warm-up jackets we want in between patient contact. We also wear buttoned, knee-length lab coats over our scrubs when leaving the unit to decrease contamination from the rest of the hospital.

    Now, when we go out on a transport they don't want us wearing the surgical scrubs since we're leaving the building altogether. So they bought us each our own set of "transport scrubs" which are actually a polo shirt with an embroidered patch bearing the hospital's name and black scrub pants. It does kind of suck to not have pockets on the shirt but there are some on the pants, and we wear our lab coats over this outfit so there are those pockets, too. Overall, the transport outfit looks quite sharp and professional. People even got to choose which color polo shirt they wanted.
  5. by   AuntieRN
    Our hospital is colored coded too. Nurses wear port wine and white (any combination can also be all white), the CNAs/Techs wear carribean blue, they can wear half white but not all white and RT wears navy blue, the rest of the hospital is also color coded but I have yet to figure out whos who since I just started working days for orientation and when on nights you really do not see anyone.
  6. by   preemieRNkate
    Quote from Gompers
    We have to wear the hospital-provided surgical scrubs most of the time. We don't get them from a machine - they are sent up on linen carts each night and placed in our locker rooms. We do this because we regularly go down to the OR to take/pick up babies and also to the OB unit for high risk deliveries. (All of OB wears surgical scrubs in case they have to run to the OR for a section.) We like it because we never have to worry about having clean scrubs each day (or halfway through your shift when you get peed on by a little boy!) and we don't have to carry the germs home with us either. They are definitely not figure-friendly or cute, but we deal with it just fine. We can wear whatever cute warm-up jackets we want in between patient contact. We also wear buttoned, knee-length lab coats over our scrubs when leaving the unit to decrease contamination from the rest of the hospital.

    Now, when we go out on a transport they don't want us wearing the surgical scrubs since we're leaving the building altogether. So they bought us each our own set of "transport scrubs" which are actually a polo shirt with an embroidered patch bearing the hospital's name and black scrub pants. It does kind of suck to not have pockets on the shirt but there are some on the pants, and we wear our lab coats over this outfit so there are those pockets, too. Overall, the transport outfit looks quite sharp and professional. People even got to choose which color polo shirt they wanted.
    It definitely is nice to be able to change when you get peed/pooped/puked on! We wear cover gowns when we go to sections, regardless of what scrubs we are wearing. To go down to the OR to take/pick up a baby for/from surgery we wear the "bunny suits" in. We wear lab coats when we go out on transport. I've just gotten so used to wearing whatever I want, I don't think I'll like anything "they" pick for us!
  7. by   LIZ_RN
    we cant wear our scrubs not unless we're inside the hospital premises... for INFECTION CONTROL...

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